Developer Housemarque, the makers of the superb Returnal, is about to maneuver into a really swanky-sounding new studio by the top of subsequent yr.
The group is Finland’s longest-standing sport developer, based in 1995 and working out of Helsinki ever since. In a new blog post on its web site, Housemarque says it is trying to relocate to and set up — nonetheless inside the Finnish capital — “the Nordics’ most superior gaming headquarters”. The purpose is for the studio to be each a “testomony to our wealthy gaming legacy” and a “beacon of innovation and creativity within the Northernmost capital”.
Calling it greater than only a “shiny new workplace”, model director Mikael Haveri describes the studio’s imaginative and prescient for a contemporary, and expensive-sounding, workspace. “With options like cutting-edge assembly rooms, correct audio studios, testing areas, and wellness areas, we’re creating an atmosphere that merges Nordic sensibilities with creativity, aiming to draw the world’s finest sport builders,” the submit reads.
In addition to all that, Housemarque desires the brand new studio to be eco-friendly too. “Our revamped hub will champion inexperienced initiatives, guaranteeing a stability between expertise and planetary care,” it says. “As we embark on this transformative journey, we’re dedicated to additional solidifying our place on the planet of gameplay innovation.”
All of it sounds implausible, however we’ll have to attend till 2024 earlier than we get to really see it.
It is not the one PS Studios group to get a piece atmosphere glow-up. Media Molecule’s Guildford workplace has simply obtained a complete refurbishment, and Firesprite moved right into a super-modern studio, very similar to the one described in Housemarque’s weblog. Going again barely additional, Guerrilla Video games moved to a equally swanky studio in 2021. It seems Sony is investing rather a lot into the work environments of its groups to make sure they’re in the absolute best situations.
As for Housemarque, it presently has a number of job openings, and will look to develop extra if its new dwelling is far bigger. We’ll discover out extra subsequent yr, however it looks like issues are on the up on the Finnish studio.